Monthly Archives: December 2019

Hendrix dunks all over UC Davis to highlight New Mexico win

December 31, 2019

Vante Hendrix of Anchorage took flight for four dunks, including an icing-on-the-cake slam in the final seconds, to lift the University of New Mexico men’s basketball team to a 74-69 victory over UC Davis at The Pit in Albuquerque. The sophomore transfer finished with a season-high 13 points in this just his third game with… Read more »

Hepa enjoys extended playing time, delivers strong performance

December 30, 2019

Barrow’s Kamaka Hepa played more minutes for the University of Texas men’s basketball team against High Point than he had in his previous eight appearances. The result was one of the most productive performances of his career. The 6-foot-9 freshman logged 24 minutes and contributed seven points, five rebounds, three assists and three blocked shots… Read more »

Pili pours in career-high 28 points against Pac-12 rival UCLA

Anchorage’s Alissa Pili registered her fifth double-double for the USC women’s basketball team, yet this one was her most impressive. The freshman hit 10-of-17 shots on her way to scoring a season-high 28 points to go with 10 rebounds in an 83-59 loss to undefeated UCLA in Los Angeles, California. This was her first Pac-12… Read more »

Osborne continues march toward 200th 3-pointer for Whitman

December 29, 2019

Anchorage’s Trevor Osborne inched closer to becoming the fourth player in Whitman College men’s basketball history to rack up 200 career 3-pointers. The senior sharpshooter now stands at 184 with 16 regular-season games left. He sank 4-of-14 attempts over the weekend in a pair of losses to Mary Hardin-Baylor and LeTourneau at the CRU Holiday… Read more »

Gatkuoth delivers season high 12 points, 5 assists for NMJC

Mareng Gatkuoth of Anchorage ignited his team in the final 10 minutes to spark New Mexico Junior College to a 61-54 win over Mesa CC in Arizona. The freshman had a hand in nine of his team’s final 16 points with a 3-pointer and three assists. His final assist gave the Thunderbirds a 59-54 cushion… Read more »

Huffine drains four 3s, doubles scoring average for Centralia

December 28, 2019

Ketchikan’s Ashley Huffine made a 3-pointer in each quarter, finishing 4-of-5 from downtown to lead the Centralia College women’s basketball team to a 77-35 win over Highline in the NWAC. The freshman guard collected 12 points – twice her scoring average on the season. Huffine, of Ketchikan High fame, has now reached double figures twice… Read more »

Hall-Scriven helps keep Skagit Valley undefeated in the NWAC

Anchorage’s DeMarcus Hall-Scriven is one of the first options off the bench for one of the best teams in the NWAC. Skagit Valley College is among the last three undefeated teams in the league after beating Centralia 93-53 in Oregon City. The freshman from Alaska played 22 minutes and contributed seven points, a 3-pointer and… Read more »

Hebard adds name among Alaska’s greatest NCAA post players

December 26, 2019

The state of Alaska has produced a handful of prolific power forwards in NCAA D1 women’s basketball over the years, but Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks might go down as the best. That is saying a lot given the towering figures that came before her in Kelsey Griffin, Jessica Moore, Andrea Lloyd and Azella Perryman. But… Read more »

Tuifua scores TD in NAIA title game as Morningside wins it all

December 24, 2019

Sione Tuifua of Barrow fulfilled every football player’s dream of scoring a touchdown in the national championship game. The sophomore started at tight end and hauled in a 6-yard scoring strike at the end of the second quarter as Morningside College beat Marian University 40-38 in the NAIA title game in Grambling, Louisiana. This was… Read more »

Todd, Carlton, Green each in starting lineup as locals face off

December 22, 2019

A trio of Alaskans each were in the starting lineup for a pair of NJCAA women’s basketball teams from Idaho that squared off in Nevada. They were on the court a lot, too, as all three logged season highs in minutes. Anchorage’s Jordan Todd of College of Southern Idaho earned bragging rights over Palmer’s Alex… Read more »